Fergal O’ Regan is Head of Unit at the European Ombudsman, the EU body which carries out inquiries in relation to allegations of maladministration by European institutions and agencies. Prior to joining the Ombudsman’s services in 2006, he worked at a major Brussels-based law firm for more than eight years, specialising in EU competition law. He is also a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe and gives lectures in a number of other third level institutes on matters concerning both the work of the Ombudsman and EU law in general. Fergal O’ Regan has also been Chair of the Brussels Branch of the Institute of International and European Affairs. He holds a degree in European Law from the College of Europe as well as two others law degrees from the Universite d’Aix-Marseille and the Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao.